The goal of the programme is to build a generation of young people at ease with those of different religions, beliefs and cultural backgrounds. Such young people will have cultivated a personal resilience to extremist thinking and will be less prone to radicalisation.
Excerpt from the Study
It is reasonable to say that this programme serves as a kind of inoculation against extremist violence. Exeter University’s evaluation found clear evidence that it is effective in its main goal of increasing open-mindedness.
Professor Rupert Wegerif University of Exeter’s Graduate School of Education
Through teacher training, and classroom resources, the programme is an effective way for schools to deliver, by giving opportunities to build understanding and open-mindedness, increase how children value diversity, and provide safe spaces to engage in meaningful dialogue.
Dr Ian Jamison Head of Education